About Pride & Inclusion Day - 17th June 2017
On June 17th 2017, Hamilton Kangaroos FNC are teaming up with VFL Women's clubs Melbourne University WFC and Darebin Falcons to support inclusion and equality. Hamilton Kangaroos FNC senior team will wear specially designed rainbow jumpers for the clash against South Warrnambool on June 17 at Melville Oval. On the same day, Melbourne University and Darebin will play the first VFL Women's match at Melville Oval, in what is a re-match of last year's Grand Final. With up to 40 AFLW representatives between them, MUWFC and Darebin will both also wear specially designed rainbow jumpers to support this initiative.
There are many reasons why we are holding the Hamilton Pride and Inclusion day. One of the drivers is that discrimination and exclusion are the key causal factors of LGBTI mental ill-health and suicidality.
We believe there is a lack of support and positive role models for those in regional LGBTI community. In addition to this, the sad fact is many in the LGBTI community have had to leave the Hamilton region due to their sexuality
Luncheon at Alexandra House
Tickets for the Hamilton Pride and Inclusion Day Luncheon at Alexandra House are now on sale! The Lunch is being Co-Hosted by the comedian, actor and writer Tegan Higginbotham along with social commentator and former Hamilton resident Uncanny Annie. The lunch will feature a panel of guests including Stand Up Events CEO Angie Greene, 3 Time Hawks Premiership player and MVP Russell Greene, 2017 Young Australian of the Year for Victoria, Jason Ball, a current VFL Womens Player, Head of Channel 9 News Hugh Nailon, Lachlan and Charles Beaton from Gay? That's OK and Lisa Laing, GM of Community at St Kilda Football Club. Lunch starts at 12.30pm, right across the road from the game, with the VFL Womens to start at 3pm. Tickets are $50 and includes lunch and will sell fast, so please call Alexandra House on (03) 5571 1736 NOW. 🔵⚫️💪🌈🔵🔴⚪️🌈❤️🔵
Match Day Schedule - 17th June 2017
VFL WOMEN’S SWISSE SENIORS
3pm - Melbourne University Vs Darebin Falcons
HFNL SUNGOLD MILK SENIORS
5.15pm - Hamilton Kangaroos FNC Vs South Warrnambool
Pride and Inclusion Day 2017 has been organised by two former Western District residents, who are passionate equality & inclusion campaigners. Charles Beaton is a former Monivae College student and founder of Gay that’s OK. Annie Nolan is a former Hamilton, Portland and Casterton resident, is very active in the equality space and is a well known Melbourne blogger Annie Nolan (Uncanny Annie)